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The Migration History of Primi Ethnic The Primis is the descendant of ancient Qiang ethic group, which used to be the strongest Ethnic Minority in the northwestern China (now in Gansu and Qinghai Province). Their force had once covered the whole... Jun. 05, 2018
Primi Musical Instruments Sixianqin The Sixianqin is a traditional musical instrument named after a Qin general loved very much by the Primis. In Primi villages, simple and mellifluous music played with the Sixian can be heard no matter whether one is in... Jun. 05, 2018
Deang Rice Goddess The Deang Goddess of the Rice is the most important of their traditional deities. She is honored several times a year in accordance with different steps of the agricultural cycle. Plowing is an activity... Jun. 01, 2018
Deang Water-Splashing Festival Deang festivals are similar to those of the Dai. Many of them have some connection with Buddhism. Every year, they celebrate "Jinwa" (Close-the-Door, which means "Buddha going into the temple"), "Chuwa"... Jun. 01, 2018
Life Changes of Dukha Reindeer Herders Family in Mongolia In north central Mongolia, in the taiga along the border with Russia, the Dukha people have lived a nomadic life for generations, roaming with their reindeer herds and hunting to fill in a diet based ... May. 31, 2018
Miao Caihuashan Festival Beautiful singing voices of the Miao ethnic group opened the Seventh China Wujiang Miao Caihuashan Festival, which began in Chiyou Jiuli Town, Pengshui autonomous county, Chongqing. Over 100 reporters from all over... May. 31, 2018
Residence and buildings of Deang people Deang people live in the pile dwelling of bamboo houses. The framework of the house is made of wood, and the other parts, the rafter, floor, walls, doors and stairs are made of bamboo, and the roof is covered with... May. 29, 2018
Tea culture in Deang people's daily life Tea is an indispensable part in Deang people's daily life. Deang people prefer to strong tea. When making tea, they put the tealeaves into a teapot and pour into water (generally speaking, Deang people put much... May. 23, 2018
Deang people keen on songs and dances Deang people are good at singing and dancing. Whenever they celebrate a festival, hold a wedding party or build a house, they invite folk singer to sing poems. Their musical instruments include lusheng (a reed-pipe wind instrument)... May. 23, 2018
The Legend of the Lusheng Tune The legend goes that a pretty and clever girl named Yu Nan fell in love with a brave hunter Yan Wa. But Yu Nan's father bitterly opposed their love because Yan Wa was poor. To stop the two young people from meeting... May. 17, 2018
The characteristic girdles of Deang women Deang women's costumes are usually black, red or colorful (Hua in Chinese), so they are called "Red Deang", "Black Deang" and "Hua Deang". Deang women generally wear long straight skirt, bamboo-woven waist-girdles, big eardrops and coverings for the legs... May. 17, 2018
Deang people fond of pickled food Rice followed by corn, wheat and potato are the Deang staple foods. They steam or stew their food and are very fond of sour, pickled and hot food . Their snacks include tofu, rice noodles, rice cake and Tangyuan (a kind of stuffed dumplings made of glutinous rice... May. 15, 2018
Traditional Customs of Deang Minority Monogamy is practiced. People of the same clan do not marry with one another. Intermarriage is rare with people of other ethnic groups... May. 15, 2018
Delicacies of Russia From kasha (buckwheat porridge) in Kaliningrad to freshly caught crab in Kamchatka, the world’s largest country offers an abundance of both homely tastes and gourmet treats that are sure to have you coming back for second helpings. May. 08, 2018
Genghis Khan Mongol leader Genghis Khan (1162-1227) rose from humble beginnings to establish the largest land empire in history. After uniting the nomadic tribes of the Mongolian plateau, he conquered huge chunks of central Asia... May. 07, 2018
History of Deang Ethnic Deang was a name given to this ethnic group in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Before that time the Deangs along with the Blang and Va ethnic minorities speaking a south Asian language inside Yunnan Province were called... May. 04, 2018
Bamboos play an important role in the life of Nu Ethnic Minority Bamboo utensils: bamboos have played an important role in the economic and social life of Nu Ethnic Minority. People live in bamboo houses, fetch water with thick bamboo tubes, carry things on the back with... May. 03, 2018
Nu Distinctive Costumes Women wear distinctive tunics and skirts made from hemp that the Nu grow and strip and spin into cloth. Often times their families wealth is measured by a woman's silver, coral, cornelian and turquoise jewelry... Apr. 26, 2018
Customs of Nu People Marriage and Family: The Nu people's marriage is monogamous. In old times, a small numbers of tribal chiefs and rich men had more than one wife. The Nu people adopted the sub-consanguineous marriage (people can marry... Apr. 23, 2018
Nu Festivals The traditional Nu festivals include the New Year Festival, the Fairy Festival, Ruwei Festival, and the Festival of Mountains. The Fairy Festival, also called the Flower Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated... Apr. 23, 2018
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